It's a cliche of course, but I had great expectations of this book given its status as a classic and the fact that it's always included in various Top 100 lists. So, how did I like it? Well, I really enjoyed the writing style and enjoyed a few chuckle-worthy moments and also a few poignant lines which made me want to flag them on the page (despite my aversion to writing in books).
I wanted to fall in love with this book, but unfortunately I couldn't. The language was a pleasure, and I could certainly recognise the quality on the page, but overall, the greater plot and story line just didn't lure me all the way in.
My rating = ***